King Edward VII Bridge


King Edward VII rail bridgeThe King Edward VII railway bridge was opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on the 10th of July 1906. The bridge was designed by Charles A. Harrison and built by the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. for the North Eastern Railway. The bridge is Grade II listed.

The King Edward VII Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in North East England. It is a Grade II listed structure.

History

The bridge was designed and engineered by Charles A. Harrison, the Chief Civil Engineer of the North Eastern Railway, and built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company in Darlington. The bridge consists of four lattice steel spans resting on concrete piers. The total length of the bridge is and above high water mark.

Originally trains used the High Level Bridge to reach Newcastle Central Station and had to leave the station in the same direction they entered, which involved the tedious task of reversing. The construction of the King Edward VII Bridge provided four more rail tracks and a direct line through the station, enabling trains to enter or leave from either side, thus easing rail congestion.

The bridge was opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on 10 July 1906 despite being still unfinished at this time. General traffic began using the bridge on 1 October 1906. The total cost was over £500,000.

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037602:Newcastle Bridges Newcastle upon Tyne Bertram Robert 1914

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043330:Newcastle Bridges Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1967

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Cross Country train crossing King Edward VII Bridge

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KING EDWARD RAILWAY BRIDGE - List Entry
- "Railway bridge. 1902-6 by Charles A. Harrison for the North Eastern Railway; contractors Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Sandstone ashlar piers and red sandstone approach viaduct with steel girder bridge ...

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- "Built in 1902-6 by Charles A Harrison for the North Eastern Railway with Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co as contractors. The bridge was built with four massive steel lattice girder ...

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- Overview History of NER The North Eastern Railway company (NER) was incorporated in 1854. In 1923. it was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), which in turn was ...
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Train crossing the King Edward VII bridge in Newcastle

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